Just as we released our autumn newsletter, Action Surrey was successfully awarded £6.2 million in Government funding to help 600 Surrey households save money on their energy bills.
The “Green Jump Surrey” scheme provides eligible households up to £10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. In addition to the Government’s grant, Surrey County Council is contributing £750,000 to the project as top-up funding to cover the full cost of works.
We’re pleased to be able to tell you that in March 2021, the Action Surrey team was awarded a further £3 million in Government funding for the scheme! That’s over £9 million to improve energy efficiency, help tackle fuel poverty and cut carbon.
Eligible owner-occupied households can use the funding to install energy efficiency improvements including loft, solid wall, cavity wall and park home insulation, to keep their home warm. Air source heat pumps and solar hot water systems can also be funded in addition to insulation works, to further help save on energy bills and reduce carbon emission.
Private and social housing landlords can receive up to £5,000 to cover two-thirds the cost of installing solid wall insulation.
Residents living in hard-to-heat homes and who are either in receipt of a means tested benefit or have a total gross annual household income of less than £30,000 could be eligible for funding.
Since Green Jump Surrey launched, it has identified 740 eligible households of which 576 are proceeding to installation. The funding has already helped 43 residents and installed 44 energy efficiency measures ranging from park home insulation to solar thermal systems.
As funding is time-limited, Action Surrey is urging residents to contact them as soon as possible on 0800 783 2503 or visit www.actionsurrey.org/improve/green-jump-surrey to check their eligibility for support.